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Google defends amassing health data on millions of people

Google has come under scrutiny after a report in The Wall Street Journal noted that a newly signed cloud computing deal with a healthcare customer could give the tech giant"detailed personal-health information of millions of people across 21 states.

Apple AirPods Pro review roundup: Should you buy?

Appleunveiled its new wireless headphones, the AirPods Pro, earlier this week and judging by initial reviews, the company may have another hit product on its hands.

Google Pixel 4 review: A mixed bag

Google's Pixel 4 is a solid smartphone for any Android user and while it's not going to make me switch from being an iPhone guy, it does offer a few benefits over the competition.

Yahoo data breach settlement: How to collect up to $358

If you had a Yahoo account between 2012 and 2016, you may be entitled to compensation as the tech giant looks to settle a class-action lawsuit against it after it suffered several data breaches.

Apple iPhone 11 review roundup: Should you buy one?

AppleiPhone 11reviews hit the web early Tuesday morning, with most of the reviews focused on the upgrades to the iPhone's internals, including its much-discussed camera system.

Instagrammers have ruined California’s super-bloom

The owners of tourist attraction Daffodil Hill have taken to Facebook to announce that they are closing the California super bloom hot spot indefinitely, noting a lack of infrastructure to handle the hordes of people who flocked to see the flowers.

Sony wants to build a wearable 'air conditioner'

Sony, via its experimental First Flight program, is crowdfunding a wearable "air conditioner" known as the Reon Pocket that people could wear as they deal with high temperatures.

16-year-old wins $3M playing 'Fortnite'

Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, a 16-year-old from Pennsylvania, won first place at the Solos competition at the first-ever Fortnite World Cup, winning $3 million in prize money.

Boston Dynamics' creepy robot dog is going up for sale

Videos of Boston Dynamics' robots have been the stuff of both awe and inspiration, as well as nightmares. Now, it appears the robots will be doing more than just performing parkour or dancing around on videos.

Boston Dynamics' creepy robot dog is going up for sale

Videos of Boston Dynamics' robots have been the stuff of both awe and inspiration, as well as nightmares. Now, it appears the robots will be doing more than just performing parkour or dancing around on videos.

Apple is killing off iTunes, reports say

iTunes has been the way Apple users listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices for almost two decades. This year, Apple is finally ready to move into a new era.

Zuckerberg spent $59M buying 'secret' property in Lake Tahoe

A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spent $59 million buying two properties in Lake Tahoe, continuing to expand his vast real estate portfolio around the country.

Can a computer tell you when you're going to die?

Everyone is faced with the prospect of death, though not knowing when the time will come can be unsettling for many. Now, researchers have uncovered a disturbing benefit of artificial intelligence – the ability to more accurately predict a person's demise.

'Mars on Earth' comes to Google

If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to live on Mars, Google will take you there for free.

Ocasio-Cortez is Gotham's 'biggest villain' in Amazon HQ2-NY debacle

According to the just-published poll from Siena College, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is seen as New York's "biggest villain" when it comes to Amazon's decision to spurn New York and pull part of its second headquarters out of Long Island City.

Apple announces new iPads ahead of big services push

Apple unveiled new iPads on Monday, including a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and revamped iPad mini with Apple Pencil support, ahead of its big services announcement scheduled for next week.

Cuomo slams Ocasio-Cortez, others, as Amazon ditches New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo lambasted politicians such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others overAmazon's decision to leave New York,. Opponents of the deal with the tech giant had "put their own narrow political interests above their community," he said.

Cows are finally getting their own dating app

Just when you thought there were enough dating apps to go around, the newest one will cause you to "moo-ve" heaven and Earth to get a look at it – Tudder.

Jeff Bezos scandal: National Enquirer says it 'acted lawfully,' but probes 'blackmail' claim

The National Enquirer's parent company said it would launch a probe into the "blackmail attempts"Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accused it of in a scathing blog post.Bezos,who is being both praised and panned for the post, wrote the supermarket tabloid threatened to publish “intimate photos” of him, including a“below the belt selfie,"if he did not end an investigation into the company and its alleged political ties.

Gurley beats Gronk in 'Madden' Super Bowl matchup

First came the "Madden" simulation, which has the Los Angeles Rams edging the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII by a score of 30-27. Now, two of the game's actual stars, Todd Gurley and Rob Gronkowski, provided the same result.